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GEN. GARCIA ARRAIGNED SAID TO HAVE COMMITTED NUMEROUS OUTRAGES tI. ••!■•;« -.1 With HnviiiK Maltreated SpanlMh OtHeialN in Glhara Bo c-nu*** They Palled to Comply With Ills Demand for Money l.nrc!:i Reported to Have Given l'l> MX Command. HAVANA. Aug. 23. — The Spanish Cruiser Infanta Isabel left Havana on the lltth Inst. and arrived in the vicin ity of GHbara on the 16th. Before en tering the port she hois-ted a flag of truce. The United States gunboat Nashville, which was in port, inquired I if she carried documents from the | American shii>. The Isabel answered In the negative and signaled that the peace protocal had been signed. The news was received aboard the Nash ville enthusiastically, the crew cheer ing Incessantly. The Infanta Isabel's crew responded with vivas for the klnir. When the Infanta Isabel enter ed the port an American officer board ed her and informed her commander that the town was in the hands of Gen. Calixto Garcia. At B o'clock on the morning of the 17th inst. a number of Spanish and American officers went ashore togeth er. They were niet at the landing by CoL A'fredo Arango, Gen. Garcia'3 representative, who with three men es corted thorn to the Auroras when in surgent escort remained, while the American and Spanish officers proceed ed to A#uas Claras to deliver docu ments to Gen. Luque. At 3 a. m. on Aug. 18 there arrived at Gibara from Key West an American transport with provisions for the Americans. Gen. Luque upon al>andoning Gibara pro ceeded with his troops by way of Mayar to Holguin. It is reported that Gen. Garcia, on entering Gibara, assaulted the customs collector, slapping his face and after wards ordered a negro to beat him with a machete. It is also said Gen. Garcia demanded money from the Gibara mer chants. The merchants refused to comply with his demand, whereupon he declared they should pay double the amount of his first exaction. Gen. Gar da also ordered the arrest of 1.400 Spaniards, who were r^o.used after the arrival of th« Infanta IsaOel. The com mander of the Nashville said that ho had no troops to put ashore or he would not allow the Inhabitants t> he 111-treated. It is also said that Gen. Garola re signed on the ISth and his command was taken over by the leader Ferc-ra. It was also said that Gen. Garcia was about to leave Gubara. Nothing Is known in official circles regarding the report that Garcia had resigned and that his resignation had been accepted by the revolutionary government. FILIPINOS ARE SATISFIED. tlelleve They Will Be Fairly Treated by the American*). LONDON, Aug. 23.— The Associated Press learns that the Philippine junta Ir London received' a dispatch from Manila yeeterday announcing that matters there are rapidly quieting down, and that the friction between Agalnaldo and the Americans is disap pearing. According to the Junta's ad vices the insurgents for a time regard ed Gen. Merritt and Gen. Anderson as martinets, and feared they would adopt harsh methods, like the Spaniards, to ward the Philippines, but the insur gents from the first have had the greatest confidence in Admiral Dewey, whom they regard as a sort of father, and the most important American at Manila. The jur-ta is satisfied that all friction will soon disappear, and that there will be no trouble from the insurgents if the Americans decide to retain the Philippinep. According to a wealthy Filipino, now in London, the Filipinos in Europe are all well to do people. Hitherto they have held aloof from the Insurgents, but they now realize that their interests demand action, ar.<! they are about to form a commit tee to open negotiations with the junta here. They are all in favor of having the archipelago retained by the United States. So strong is their conviction of the desirability of this course that they had contemplated approaching the British foreign office to invite Great Britain to intervene, and in any event to prevent the islands again going into the control of Spain. They decided, however, to await American action. ALL. IS WELL AT MANILA. I n •■ n i-t; «• a t s Are Orderly and Husi ne.HM on the Booim. MANILA, Philippine Islancte, Aug. 23. — The rumors of trouble between the natives and Americans are for the most part unfounded. The fact is that the insurgents have been unwilling to disarm until they are assured of the pcrmenance of American protection. The distrust felt as to the Spanish bank, which originated in rumors as to an excessive note issue to the Span ish authorities, led to a run on the in stitution, but the British banking TODAY'S BULLETIN. Page. I— Quieting Down at Manila. Killed ana Wounded in Philiplnes. Fighting for Staples' Money. Soldiers Killed In Philippines. Keeping Great Northern Shops. 2 — Banquet to Senator Jones. Democrats Prepare to Organize. Pain's Fireworks Take Two Square*. Ramsey County Taxes. 3— Fifteenth Goes to Fort Snelling. Twelfth Goes to Lexington, Ky. With the Ohio Democrats. International Commission's Work. Comfortable for Lakevlew Boys. 4— Editorial. American Bankers' Convention. Knights of Pythias at Indianapolis. B— Columbus Defeats St. Paul. Detroit Beats Minneapolis. Kansas City and Milwaukee Tied. Martimas Wins the Futurltv. Hoodlum Leads Akela Again. o— Cash Wheat in Chicago. 6" I ,ic. Bar Silver, 60^0. 7 — News of the Railroads. Sydney Pratt a Hero. Charles G. Hinds for Congress. f— Sick Soldiers Coming Home. Troubles oC Indian* and Cattleman. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE houses came to its assistance and averted a failure. Business is now booming. The obstructions in the River Pasig, whiah floats through the town, have been removed, ami the water works have resumed operations. MANILA CASUALTIES. Ollleial l.ihi of the Dead and Wound ed Soldier* In the Philippine*. WASHINGTON, Aug. 23.— Adjt. Gen. Corbin this afternoon received a dis patch from Gen. Merritt giving the list of killed and wounded at Manila: Manila — Adjutant General, Washington:— Following Is the list of killed, wounded and deaths in enlisted commands since Auk l- Aug. 2— Killed— ' LEWIS, W. P., private, Company E, First Nebraska. Wounded — Severely — Dumana, John F., private, Company E First Nebraska. Connor, Lawrence P., private, Company E First Nebraska. Hanson, George E., Company E First Ne br-ska. Wilckhma, A., private, Company A First Nebraska. Wounded — Slightly — Oviatt. Joseph H., private, Company A, First Nebraska. Spettus, Charles A, Company A First' Ne- Bras-a. McCauley, John P., private. Company A, First Nebraska. Aujr. s— Killed— M'CANN, ROBERT, private, Company E, Fourteenth Infantry. HOWELL, S. E., Company D, Fourteenth infantry. LAUER, CLEMENTS, private, Company F, Twenty-third Infantry. Wounded — Severely — Head, Claud F., musician, Company A, First Nebraska. Lambert, Clinton, private, Company C, Fourteenth infantry. Snow, Lucius, private, Company D, Four teenth Infantry. Wounded— Slightly— Ballard, Henry W., private, Company F, Twenty-third Infantry. O'Connor, Daniel J., private, Company D, Fourteenth Infantry. Sterling, William W., private, Company X, First Colorado. Thirteenth Minnesota's Roll of Honor at Manila. O E J\ O. From Wound* Received in Battle— 5 Aug. IS — CHARLES BIRJiSEN, Scrgrcant Company C From Disease in Hospital— An». 2— LESLIE B. PADDEN, Private Company E. Aug. 13-HEXRY DICKSON, Private. An«r. 17— SYDNEY PRATT, Private. \A/ O U IN O E D. Severely — Mervin Cnrleton, Sergeant Co. E. Henry E. Wllllama, Corporal Co.B Frank M. Crowl, Private Co. G. Charles Little, Private Co. F Slightly— William A. Jonea, Private Co. F. Lewis P. Wallace, Private C«. H. Cnyman Thorson Artillery Co. H. Clarence T. Rice, Private Co.E ' H. E. Barrowman, Private Co. F. George F. Twenty Co. E Louift llmer, Private Co. I* George Kapt, Private Co. I*. W. S. Mooire, Private Co. !•. Ernest Ryder, Co. L. Henry Tetzloff, Private Co. C. Milton A. Trenham, Private Co D Albert S. Hausen, Private Co. F. Charles J. Apler, Private Co G Charle» P. Wood, Private Co. E. * * i It will be noticed that no mention Is made in the abov*. »# «,_ . Archie Patterson, or of the severe wounds received by CaDtj? Rw,, ♦ % atb of bach. Patterson was a musician and Bjornstad and Seebach commi^io!tV n £ Bee ~ Loned'^el^ *» Englehorn, George, private, Company X, First Nebraska. Aug. 13— Wounded— Severely— Newman, Fenton F., private, Company C, Twenty-third infantry. Smith, Joseph, private, Twenty-third in fantry. Turk, Richard L., private, Company C, Twenty-third infantry. Hayden, Thomas, private, Astor battery. Carleton, Mervin, sergeant, Company E, Thirteenth Minnesota. Williams, Henry E., corporal, Company E, Thirteenth Minnesota, Crowl. Frank M., private, Company G, Thirtoenth Minnesota. Little, Charles, private, Company F, Thir teenth Minnesota. Slightly Wounded — McCann. Robert X., private, Company C, Twenty-third Infantry. Morgan ,_ Charles A, private, Company 0, Twenty-third Infantry. Parker, Robert R., private, Company C, Twenty-third infantry. Berg, Peter, private, Company H, Tweaty third infantry. Rooker, Harry, private, Company C, Twen ty-third infantry. Van Petts, Charles, private, Astor battery. Sillman, Robert H., sergeant, Astor battery. Hakel, George E., private, Astor battery. Van Horn, Hall&rd, corporal, Astor battery. Zumore, William, Astor battery. Baker, William 8., Astor battery. Smith, Frank, private, Company F, First Colorado. Brady, Edward F., private, Company X, First Colorado. Emmersou, Alfred T., private, First Cali fornia. Jones, William A., private. Company F., Thirteenth Minnesota. Wallace, Lewis P., private, Company H, Thirteenth Minnesota. Thorsen, Cuyman, artillery, Company H, Thirteenth Minnesota. Rice, Clarence T., private, Company E, Thirteenth Minnesota. Barrowman, Henry, private, Company F, Thirteenth Minnesota. Twenty, George F., Company E, Thirteenth Minnesota. Ulmer, Louis, private, Company L, Thir teenth Minnesota. Kapt, George, private. Company L, Thir teenth Minnesota- Moore, W. S., private, Company L, Thir teenth Minnesota. Ryder, Ernest, Company L, Thirteenth Mia-esota. Tetzlcff, Henry, private. Company C, Thir teenth Minnesota. Trenham, Milton A., private, Company D, Thirteenth Minnesota- McDonald, Robert, private, Company X, First Colorado. Hansen, Albert 6., private, Company F, Thirteenth Minnesota. Apler, Charles J., private, Company G, Thirteenth Minnesota. Wood, Charles P., private. Company E, Thirteenth Minnesota. Died as result of wounds received in ac tlo:-.: WINFIELD, CHARLES, private, Company H, Third artillery. Aug. 2— SNi'DER, LEE, colonel, Tenth Pennsylvania. M'RATH, GEORGE A., battery. Third ar tillery. Aug. 3— DUNSLORE, GEORG-E A., private, First Colorado. Aug. 14— DUNN, CHARLES A., private, Astor battery. ! Aug. 15— BTTRNSTEN, CHARLES, sergeant Company C, Thirteenth Minnesota. Aug. 16— PHIXEAS, CHARLES, private, Company I, First Colorado. Died in hospital as result of disease: Aug. 18— EVANS, WILLTAM J., sergeant. Company O, First Nebraska. July 24— NICHOLAS, GRANT, private. Company H, First Pennsylvania. July 26— JOHNSON, EDGAR J., private, Company D, Third Oregon. July B— BERDINE, WALTER, private, Com pany E, Twenty-third Infantry. July 31— ROBINSON, W. 8., hospital corps. Aug. 2— PADDEN, LESLIE 8., private, Company E, Thirteenth Minnesota. Aug. 6— PERKINS, G. H., private. Com pany B,- First Colorado. Aug. 9— HOLBROK, R. J., private, Com pany G, Third Oregon. YOUNG, EDDIE, private, Company A, Third Oregon. Aug. U— FIR.N, PHILIP, musician, Com pany G, Eighteenth . HOWARD, NEILL, private, hospital corps. Aug. 13— MIN1CH, LBROY 8., private, Company C, First Wyoming. Aug. 15— DICKSON, HENRY, private, Thir teenth Minnesota. i Aug. 16--SERGBNT, THOMAS H., private, hoppital corps. Aug. 17— SANDETIS, WILLIAM. PRATT, SYDNEY, private, Thirteenth Minnesota. Aug. 18— SENATOR, ARTHUR P., Eigit^ teenth Infantry. WEDNESDAY MORNING AUGUST 24, 1898. IT INVOLVES A MILLION ATTEMPT TO BREAK WILL OF ISAAC STAPLES Mm. Hover, the Niii-ho, Telia of tlie Oim-.-i- Things Mr. Sinjilvs Did With a Pair of Guna Say* He Carried Mis Lanch oln Trains She H.iiiN.rl to Sl»n Certain Pa l»er« Presented to Her. STILLWATER, Minn., Aug. 23. — (Special.)— The Staples will contest continues before Judge Wilson, of the probate court, and the witnesses ex amined today were Dr. A. F. Steven3, of Lake Elmo, and Mrs. Isaac Hover, who was on the stand yesterday, and practically completed her testimony to day. As a general thing: the contest ing side produces its testimony and evidence after the will has been proved by the opposing side, but in this case the estate will continue to prove its side of the case before the contestant Introduces his testimony. Dr. Stevens testified that he was a practicing physician at Lake Elmo, and that he frequently came to Still water to visit patients. He had known Mr. Staples slrrce 1892 and prescribed for him a few times In that year for diabetes. He again prescribed for him in April and May, 1897, when Mr. Sta ples was suffering from a trifling ln man would. From wh!at he saw of him at that time he thought his mind was clear and lucid. He talked to him ra tionally and connectedly as any sane man. would. From what he saw of him XspSon ,*u Property and to make Insane or of unsound mind STROKE OF APOPLEXY that n heT; eXamin * tiOn Witnes * that he had prescribed for him in is<»» Sill bowl !„ the bath room. He didn't give any reason for it, but said that Us Sid in hie .way. In 1894 and 1895 he wouM Hp wmT ° n ' tHPS tO Maple Isl^ He would leave it there and take an other to Big Lake, and when f e Jo ready to leave Big Lake he would take the gun back to Maple Island and ex! change guns. He never used the guns He d,d this on all trips. He saw game" but never attempted to shoot it She «^ ed thEt at ° ne tirae ln the fall <>t IS9(, Col. Bronson came to the house and Mr. Staples Imagined himself in St. Louie, and wanted to borrow $50 from Col. Bronson so that he could go home. She could not say how long this was before the will was drawn. Wit ness thought it was during the warm weather. She recollected times when Col. Bronson was at the house, and Mr. Staples wanted him to look up the title to his house. He did not play cinch in 1596, but would play poker for amuse ment. Witness said he could not play poker because he was unable to distin guish the cards. Witness played to entertain him, and always let him win. If he didn't win he wouldn't like it. He often had more cards in hi« hand than th€ rules of the game would allow. He usually complained of pains in the head, dating back to the time he had apoplexy in 1893. He often complained of being DIZZY-HEADED. Always when he got up he would sit on the edge of the bed and complain of being dizzy. She recollected the night the will was signed, but couldn't recollect whether .or not he was sick at that time. When Mr. Setzer came there on the night the will was signed phe escorted Mm through the: hal, Mr. Setzer being feeble. He remained with Mr. Staples an hour or more before she ws« called. She saw no papers ln Mr. Setter's hands. Mr. Staples had no paper in the house such as th' 3 win was drawn on. After the will was signed and Mr. Setzer was ready to go, she went into the hall and asked Mr. Set zer what Mr. Staples was doing with his will. She told him she didn't think Mr. Staples was fit or at>le to make a will. Mr. Setzer replied that he was there to attend to Mr. Staples' busi ness. Taking into consideration all cir cumstances that had occurred since 1893, she didn't think he was of sound mind when she signed the will as a witness. At one time, ah-^ thought be fore the signing of the will, Mr. Staple. 1 ? said he was going down town to do som« writing or to make out his will, and at that time he was ill and con fined to his house a part of the time. They went for a drive, but did not go down town. Before Judge FlandTau resumed the re-direct examination he made a mo tion that every word the witness said regarding hallucinations which Mr. Staples might have had be stricken out, because they could not be consid ered by the court. The motion was denied, and Mr. Flandrau resumed the direct examination. The witness stated that she had re ceived $13 per month for her services as a nurse. Mr. Staples was not what she considered a penurious man. He helped the churches in the city, and after the d.eath of his wife gave $2,000 to the Presbyterian church. When Mr. Staples went to the Hot Springs in 1893 he asked the witness to go with him, but said he couldn't afford to pay her wages While they were gone. He asked her to put up a lunch, Inasmuch as he DIDN'T WANT TO BUY meals on the train. She considered this a strange act upon the part of Mr. Staples, who, she heard, traveled a great deal, and was supposed to take meals on trains. She knew that Mr. Staples was president of a bank, ope rated several farms and had other business. She thought he was capable of transacting business In 1892 and 1893, but didn't think he was competent to make Ms will after Lis first sick spell in 1593. She thought there were times when he was capable of transacting or dinary business. He might have been capable of doing business more than half of the year. She heard Mr. Staples give mixed up orders at various times on the different farms. She had seen Mr. Staples drive a horse, hurt always had some one with him. She admitted having told the attorneyß for the con testant some of the things she had been eerked to testify to In this case. This was less than a month ago. She was present at the first hearing of this matter, but didn't remember whether it was before or after that time. She didn't go over all the matters when Mr. Nethaway came to Bee her. He knew some of them. She had met Col. Bron son once, but they didn't talk very much about the matter. She said she expected to be remembered by a leg acy in the will, and when the will was read she was disappointed, Mr. Staples having told her that 3he would be am ply repaid for her hard work. She said she felt bad, but is not angry at any member of the famt?y. She didn't think that If she had been left a legacy it would have changed her mind in re lation to his capability to make a will. She signed another •djl, but couldn't say whether It was xrhree weeiss or three months prior t j the execution ot' the last will. Mr. Staples had some times CENSURED TH« WITNESS for interfering with his business and again would censure 'ier for not help ing him remember. Some of the mat ters she had told were hearsay. Wit neea said that Mr. Gail, one of the_ at torneys for the estate, had called to ccc her at Mr. StapleE' house after Mr. Staples had died. He had a paper he wanted her to sign. It was in regard to Mr. Staples being right mentally and competent to make a will. She re fused to sign any pat er whatever. Mr. Gail read the paper to her. She after ward asked him to give her a copy of that paper, and he gave, It to her at the home of her daughter at Hamline. A copy of the paper, which Mr. Gail had presented to her, was offered in evidence, and consisted of an ordinary proof of will, used in the probate court, also a letter stating that he had in tended to hand it to ]#r on the pre ceding day and a copy r of the certificate attached to the will. Witness said she had an understanding with Mr. Staples after Mrs. Staples died. He wanted her to remain with him. and sakTstre should be remembered when he died. He never told her what amount would be given her. Witness said she was compelled to wait on him day and night, and took care of him as she would a child. She noticed the paral ysis of his left side after his illness In July, 1893. He never fully recovered the use of his left side after his first illness. He would frequently promise her that she should be remembered. LORDS ARE HER SUITORS. I j MISS MAY GOELET. j NEW YORK, Aug: 23.-<Rumor has it that Miss May Goelet, the richest heiress In New York, Is to marry Lord. Herbert Scott, son of tho Duke of Buecleueh. Miss Goelet's friends doubt the report, and say that, whl!« the two young people are quite friendly, and, on the lord's part at least, there la love, the members of Miss Goeleta family have other ideas and are determined that she shall marry Prince Francis of Teoi. Lord Her- TWO FATALLY CRUSHED SOLDIERS RETURNING HOME MEET WITH A MISHAP Were Watching a Crowd exf En thusiastic People Gathered to Welcome Them, and Forgot the Iron Girders of a Railroad Bridge i— Eight Men Killed at the Car. negle Tunnel, on the Panhandle. PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 23.— Two pri vate soldiers of Battery X, Seventh artillery, were instantly killed today and two others seriously injured by having their heads crushed against the iron girders of the railroad bridge of the Ridge Avenue crossing of the Pennsylvania railroad, in this city. The dead are: VICTOR TESNSEY, aged twenty-one, of 4102 North Fourth street, St. Louis. WILLIAM CHICHESTER, aged twenty one, of 266 Front street, Jersey City. The Injured are; Harry Pulaski, Peter Burns. The command to which the men be longed was In the train that had taken tfhem aboard at Tampa. At the Ridge avenue station a large crowd waved hats and handkerchieves as the train came along. The soldiers leaned far out of the oar windows and steps and returned the welcome. Tensey stood out on a lower step and failed to no tice the iron girders supporting the bridge. (His face was completely crushed In. The other man had been leaning from the windows. TUNNEI, WALL FELL. Eight Men Killed and Five Injured, Two Fatally. PITTSBURG, Pa., Aug. 23.— Eight ' — — = j* Labouchere on American Imperialism. ® g M i LONDON, Aug. 28.— Henry Labouchere, In Truth, says I I Mcrt a /anjre standing army would be necessary if the 1 m United States were to embark on a spirited foreign policy 1 I of annexation. This army, he declares, would soon crush g 1 out democracy at home and in the end some popular gen- | eral would feel it his duty to save society by making him- * i self such a president as the constitution never contem i plated. ■ "The old world, " he continues, "in its dealings with „ m the new, assumes an attitude of condescension as ridlcu- B m bus as It is unwarranted. One of the salient features 3 f of the late war was the manly, honest, generous and „ ■ chivalrous conduct of the United States government I forces and people from the beginning to the end of the & | campaign. It is only just to express the fee/ing of ad- S | miration which the new chivalry has created throughout S ■ Europe." ' r " £ ■ a a t* s a ay c a x x s -m.mm s a 5 .i.j.iiviw'B!^ men were killed, possibly ten, and five more Injured, two fatally, at the Carnegie tunnel on the Charters divi sion of the Panhandle railway last night. The accident was due to the wall of the tunnel caving in on. a number of workmen. The dead are: JOHN JONES, foreman, married and lived at Ashton, Va. FELIX MILLS, laborer, married, lived at Glendalo, Pa, Six unknown, all foreigners. Five men were injured. One of these, a ne gro, name unknown, was taken to the West Perm hospital in a flying condi tion. One of the others is also expect ed to die. The men were part of a gang of sixty-eight, employed by Cas per Paris, a contractor from Columbus, O. They were engaged in tearing out the tunnel on the Charters Valley branch of the Panhandlerallroad, Just west of the twon of Carnegie. PASSENGER TRAIN WRECKED. Two Trainmen Fatally Hurt and En gineer Garwood "Will Die. KNOXVILLE, Term., Aug. 23.— The south-boun passenger train on the At lantic, Knoxville & Northern was wrecked today three miles south of Knoxville. The train started an hour late, and ran into several freight cars left on the main line at the junction. Two of the train crew were fatally in jured. Engineer Garwood, of Blue ridge, Pa., will die, as also the fireman, name unknown. Several passengers were slightly injured. Red Men's New Officers. "WLNONA, Minn., Aug. 23.— (Special.)— Tb.3 belt's family Is one o.f tte_oldest In England, and th.c duke.ie several times a millionaire, but Lord Herbert, who is only twenty years of age, Is the fourth son, and there is little chance of his fsuceepfllng to the title. Miss Goelet is as beautiful as sihe Is rich. She is nineteen years old, a lovely blonde, with a complexion of dazzling whiteness and be witching eyes. Aside from these she has $10,000,000, which she inherited from her fath er, Ogden GocleU PRJCB TWO CENTa-jg-jg^ opening business of the Btat© convention of Red Men now in session In this city, was the election of officers, which resulted a» follows: Great sachem, A. B. Frost. Braln erd; great senior sagamore, E. Myers, Aus tin; great Junior sagamore, George W. Hof man, Wlnona; great prophet, Thomas W. Score, Bt. Paul; great chief of records, Frank J. Hebl. St. Paul; great keeper ut wampum, J. A; Forssell, St. Paul; representa tive to great council of the United ftitis, Thomas W. Score, St. Paul. TREMENDOUS RESPONSIBILITY. America Moat Anaame It If Philip pine* Are Retained. WASHINGTON, Aug. 23. — Senator Hansbrough, of Norlh Dakota, author ized an interview today in which he said : "I have been surprised on meeting prominent business men in the East in the last thirty days to find almost a unanimity of feeling in favor of hold ing the Philippines. At first I suppos ed it was merely the outcome of en thusiasm over the success of our arms and a desire to keep the flag wherever it has been planted, but I find that sentiment in favor of territorial expan sion is growing. I doubt, however, if people who are evincing enthusiasm over this question at the present time have stopped to consider that to retain control of the Philippines means a standing army of 40,000 to 50,000 men, perhaps, 9,000 miles away from home, with enormous expenditures for gar rison, etc. The opinion has been ex pressed to me that, if we do not take the Philippines, the several powers now seeking control in the East will plant themselves on the islands, and the whole Eastern question will be trans ferred to and for some time revolve about the Philippines. I presume that some amicable arrangement could be entered into on the part of the United States with the foreign nations who are reaching out for power in tih© new territory, whereby a joint protectorate could be agreed to, giving France, Eng- land, Germany and Russia the same privileges that we will ask." hobsox^FTlToick. Merrlmao Hero Will Try to Raise Sunken Spanish Warships. NEW YORK, Aug. 23.-The transport Seguranca sailed for Santiago at 3 : 30 this afternoon. Among her passengers is Lieut. Hobson, who is going to try his rubber bag scheme for raisin- two of the sunken vessels of Cervera's squadron. The lieutenant is accom panied by his private secretary, Ro land S. Gielow, of the naval reserve and A. Gill, of the Merritt Wrecking company. The members of the signal corps, in charge of Col. G. O. Squires, Capt. Levitt and Lieuts. Durvey and Barwin, are also with him. There were twenty-one men in the corps when it left Brooklyn for the southern camp. Three are sick, and the remaining eighteen, having tired of army life, declined to go to Santiago now that peace reigns. Eighteen members of the Eighth Illi nois volunteer infantry (colored), who were left behind when the auxiliary cruiser Yale started for Santiago ten days ago, will also be taken to their destinations on the Seguranca. Other passengers are -Lieut. G. Thomason, of the Twelfth signal corps, and several privates of one of the Tennessee signal corps. The Seguranca carries many tons of supplies and the signal corps' horses and wagons. ILL. AT MOXTAUK. More Than Twelve Hundred Men on the Sick List. NEW YORK, Aug. 23.— There are now in the hospitals at Camp Wikoff, Montauk Point, more than 1,200 men. Of these aTxni't 900 are in the general hospital and the annex. Three hun dred are in the hospital In the deten tion camp. Many of those in the gen eral hospital are iniprovjng, and some are now being- discharged as well every day. The situation in tha hospitals is excellent. The total numiber of typhoid cases is set at 225. ISome of Che typhoid patients are being daily removed to New Haven. In a day or so the re maining typhoid patients will be taken to New York or Boston. The l<*&. te to send the men to the nearest hospi tals until they can hold no more, and thus make the Journey as short as possible. The Rio Grande will be converted into a hospital ship for use at Mon tauk and the harbors about New York for an indefinite time. It is evident that until more hospital accommoda tions are provided on shore some of the sick and wounded will have to be kept on board the hosipital ships in Fort Pond bay. THEY ARE THAIVKFXL,. WASHINGTON, Aug. 23.— The for eign dispatch from Admiral Dewey and Maj. Gen. Merritt, acknowledging the president's congratulations on the fall of Manila, was made public today at the White house: To President MoKinloy. Washington, D. C. —On behalf of the squadron and myself. I thank you most heartily for the congratula tions and thanks you were pleased to ex press. It will always be a source of yride to us all to have received such commendation. Your cable will bo published on board the ships of the sauadron tomorrow. — George Dewey. From Gen. Merritt: Manila, to the President, Washington, D. C— Fot my troops und myself accept my sincerest acknowledgment for your generous praise of the success of our campaign. Amer ica may well be proud of the troops. —Merritt. SUGAR AND NOT VINEGAR COUNCIL ASKED TO USE SAC CHABINE, NOT ACID And the Joint Committee on Street. Think, Well Enough of the Sag. Se.tlon to Appo, ut a Committee to) Wait Upon Mr. HIU ,„ R e «ar,l to the Buildln X of Kew Snop( , St. Paul. The question of settling the difference existing between the city and the Great Northern Railroad company and to se cure the location of the proposed new shops on the land bounded by Dale Arundel, Minnehaha and Abater streets was discussed last evening at thecouncchan.ber.andacomnutee wi be appointed to confer with Mr. Hill. All the members of the board of al dermen and assembly were prese n busini ree ~ BCOre ° f the re^sentiive business men of the city were ln at iZM committ *« of fifteen represent- SvTt ° U8 comm * r^al bodies who have been giving the matter attention mirn SeCUred the si^ atu^B to the pe tition presented to the council 4 3 man ofT thr ° Ugh W " R **»». <*afr £Se« XT" 11 " 66 - Amon * thos9 j£ B n DeaD> W - H - L) * htn er, Moses Fol- e °8 g % R h n T- J - * Hawthorne. rer, F. B. Doran, E. W Peet a h t•„ s:s- J c w p w r- J - w - Bish^ joh^ : field, C P. Stine, W. P. Murray, R A Srt Dg Vi ? nneth Clark ' F - H - Drl8 ~ 1! ' Cr^l Quehl n t> Sc^" rmeier . John Espy. Paul Xia?;in McGlnnlß ' D - R - Xoyes - d Assemblyman Albrecht after being chosen as chairman of the meeting asked for suggestions as to the matter to be discussed. W. B. Dean, chairman of the citizens' committee of .fifteen, expressed the views of the committee in the follow-in* strain : The large attendance of citizens showed that a deep interest was felt in the importance of the matter to be discussed and settled. The people he represented were busi ness men, and none of them had any Interest ln the Great Northern road. They were interested eolely in the best interests of the city, and desired to for ward the affairs of St. Paul. The petition, signed by 500 citizens was read, and Mr. Dean, continuing said it represented the business men and taxpayers from all sections of the city. St. Paul had come again to the part ing of the ways. In the past the city had taken the wrong road. The Mil waukee road some years ago attempted to build shops on the flats above Chestnut street. The owneis of lots on the upper flats thought the railroad company should pay from $10,000 to $15,Cu0 a lot. The result was that Min neapolis offered the company eighty acres of land for nothing, and the road built its shops in that city. The Walter A. Wood company some years afterward wanted to locate a plant ln the lower part of the Third ward. Again the owners of property asked too much for their land, and the plant went to Minneapolis. In ISB3 Mr. Hill asked for the vacation of a part of Park avenue, in order to build ad ditional shops. The company waited six months and then erected shops at St. Cloud. After the shops had been started the council pioceeded with much haste to vacate Park avenue, as asked for, but it was too late. The point -was made at the time that the rights of the citizens should be pro tected, but -it was not a question now as to the loss sustained by the citizens and city in the desire to have property rights protected. What the citizens' committee a^ked now was that the council take such action as would ad vance the property of the city and grant such concessions as were just and right to the Great Northern road. The company proposed to erect shops which would employ 1,500 men and as its linos were extended the number would be increased. The city would gladly give a bonus of $500,000 for any business which would give employment to the same number of men, and yet there appeared to be a disposition to haggle over the repair of several ■bridges. The surrounding country would be built up. It was not the pur pose to build the shops at South St. Paul, midway on East St. Paul, but in the heart of the city. New plants and industries were need ed in St. Paul. All that was left was the railroads and the Jobbing houses, and an effort was being made to squeeze the jobbers. The city was in a bad way financial ly. Lots were unoccupied and the owners taxed heavily for the unim proved realty. The question oomes up what does the Great Northern want? It wants noth ing. The road has been a contributor instead of a receiver from the city. The sum o£ $3,000 was paid by the com pany into the city treasury for the vacation of Park avenue. The company wanted the land owned by It -bounded by Dale, Arundel and Minnehaha. streets, neither injured by the opening of streets or bridging across it. The sum of $200,000 would be needed to put the land in condition to build on. This was a reasonable request and should be agreed to. The city was bragging over the repairs to the West minster street bridge. In 1880 the city made a contract with the railroad company to the effect that, if the company built the bridge, the city would in the future keep the bridge in repair. Four years later when tho Third street bridge was built the city made mention of the contract of 1880, and yet at the present time the city' was holding that there was no legal contract, the one made in 1880 not hav ing been properly signed by the city officials. The Broadway bridge, Mr. Dean said, he had opposed aB a citi zen and as a member of the legi ture. It was a dishonest use of t public funds to use them for the build-